Petty crime subsides, a lot of stolen goods recovered

On May 1, at around 3 a.m., police stopped a driver along 50A Avenue in Stettler.
A 20-year-old local resident was arrested for impaired driving, returned to the detachment for breath tests and later released.

IMPAIRED DRIVING

On May 1, at around 3 a.m., police stopped a driver along 50A Avenue in Stettler.

A 20-year-old local resident was arrested for impaired driving, returned to the detachment for breath tests and later released. He was compelled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on May 13, to enter a plea to a charge of driving while blood alcohol concentration exceeds 80 mg .

THEFT

Police responded to a Stettler store at 9:30 p.m. on May 1 after a person was observed loading bags of potting soil from an outdoor display. The person made off with the product driving a white Chev extended cab pickup truck.

On May 3, a storage compound near Buffalo Lake reported several break-ins to locked storage containers. Among the property stolen was a set of golf clubs, a chainsaw and a Geo mini-quad vehicle. This quad is painted in pink cammo motif. The victims of this crime are in the planning stages of offering a cash reward for information that would assist them.

On April 23, a variety of property, including a kayak, was reported stolen during the past few days from a property north of Erskine near Buffalo Lake. The day before, prior to police knowing of the break in, an observant resident noticed this property hidden beside a rural road northwest of Stettler resulting in the recovery of most of the stolen items including the kayak.

COPS (Citizens on Patrol -Stettler)

The volunteer organization called Citizens on Patrol Stettler is vibrant and active. Members of COPS give of their time to patrol in Stettler and also in the neighbouring villages and county areas. Volunteers are persons of good character who observe, record and report what they see, being extra eyes and ears for the police. They serve the community at varying hours on random days of the week. If you want to make a difference in your community why not research COPS at www.ACOPA.com.

Join COPS by picking up an application form at the Stettler RCMP Detachment office. The next new member COP training session is May 26 at 6:30 PM.

If you have information to assist police in solving these or any crimes call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com.